- Posted:Wednesday 14 May 2014
About Gloucestershire Young Carers
Gloucestershire Young Carers support young people caring for a family member who is ill, disabled, experiencing mental ill-health or affected by substance misuse.
As many as one in 12 young people in the UK might be caring for someone in their family. Gloucestershire Young Carers aims to create a network of support for young carers across the county and works with them to ensure they get the support they need.
What the judges thought
'Gloucestershire Young Carers has put young people and their needs at the heart of the organisation. It has a supportive and practical approach, which fully supports young carers in decision-making. It is flexible and focused on need and is doing valued work with an often hidden and vulnerable group of young people.'